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Subject: Re: FW: [dita] Index question

I'll suggest that indexterm would be part of the definition of the expanded
shortdesc, within the scope of design that Michael Priestley outlined this
past week.  That would mean allowing its content model to include
%txt.incl;, which is defined as including: '%draft-comment; |
%required-cleanup; | %fn; | %indextermref; | %indexterm;

(which, of course, also implicity admits fn, required cleanup, etc..)

Don Day
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
IBM Lead DITA Architect
Email: dond@us.ibm.com
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 Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
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             "JoAnn Hackos"                                                
             tech-serv.com>                                             To 
             03/15/2006 10:15                                           cc 
                                       FW: [dita] Index question           

      It would also be helpful to put an <indexterm> in a short description
      - you can't do that either.

      Jen Linton

      Comtech Services, Inc.

      Senior Consultant and Web Manager

      710 Kipling St. Suite 400

      Denver, CO 80215

      P: 303-232-7586

      F: 303-232-0659

      skype: jenlinton

      From: JoAnn Hackos [mailto:joann.hackos@comtech-serv.com]
      Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 9:13 AM
      To: Michael Priestley; Chris Wong
      Cc: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
      Subject: [dita] Index question

      Micheal and Chris,

      My staff just told me that they cannot add an <indexterm> tag to a
      title. In most indexing best practices, you do include index tags at
      the title level to point a reader to an entire topic. Is there a
      reason that an <indexterm> tag is not allowed in a topic title? Can
      we include it there? Why is <indexterm> not a universal attribute? It
      would also be useful to place an index tag at the beginning of a
      property list or table.


      JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
      Comtech Services, Inc.
      710 Kipling Street, Suite 400
      Denver, CO 80215
      Skype joannhackos

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